Sunday, 24 December 2017
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
This film is quite the pleasant Christmas surprise. It might be one of the funniest movie I have seen all year. The setup of this story primes itself for a lot of comedic moments, and I am glad to say that they executed it perfectly. And the action itself is pretty cool, and the story is not half bad.
What I like best about films like these are that the comedic moments are not forced. The setup of the story/plot already puts itself in the perfect position - in the case of this film, having young teenagers inside game avatar bodies who look so different than they are in real life. And fortunately, this film has great writers who crafted the perfect dialogue & scenes for these comedic moments, and also great actors to pull it off. All four of the main cast (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black & Karen Gillan) deserves praise for this.
And while the comedy is what stands out, the rest of it is not half bad. There are some decent action sequences throughout, and the overall story is (though not great) pretty decent and works well for the film. Similarly, the film has some decent character moments - though again, it is always the comedic interactions that takes center stage.
In the end, this movie is by no means perfect, but it is really fun & funny, and it sure makes for a great time in the theater with family & friends. A pleasant Christmas entertainment, indeed. Definitely worth the watch!
VERDICT: 70 / 100
And have a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!!!